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pictures now of san francisco's city hall. we're breaking down the ballot measures. >> we could be in for round 2 of record-breaking heat outside. but big changes are coming. we'll talk about that coming up. >> and a couple of minor accidents out the door right now but fortunately no big hot spots. here's a live look through silicon valley. much more traffic coming up in a little bit. good morning, everyone. it's tuesday, november 6. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. on election day we are at 6:00. voting under way in much of the country for the presidential election. >> this is a live picture right now from the santa clara county registrar's office. here in california, polls will open in one hour. and they will stay open until 8:00 tonight. president obama finished campaigning yesterday but mitt romney plans one more day on the campaign trail. he is going to two states later today and now that he has already voted in belmont. >> more on governor romney's campaign in just a minute but first, our team coverage takes us to chicago. president obama is there this morning and cbs reporter bigad shaban is covering his campaign.
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bigad. >> reporter: the president's return here to chicago comes after two days of intense campaigning in the battleground states of ohio, florida, colorado, new hampshire and the president right now is hoping for the best as he waits to find out if he will be re- elected for another term. reporter: president obama is spending election day in chicago. he cast his ballot there during early voting almost two weeks ago. the president wrapped up his campaign in des moines last night just steps away from his iowa headquarters during his first presidential bid in 2008. president obama made one final plea for votes in the critical battleground state. >> after all the months of campaigning, after all the rallies, after the millions of dollars of ads, it all comes down to you. it's out of my hands. >> reporter: president obama plans to continue his election day tradition of playing basketball with friends. i'm bigad shaban in chicago.
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i'm randall pinkston in boston. mitt and ann romney voted this morning in the boston suburban of belmont. he won't waste anytime today. he is now headed to am can pain rallies in cleveland and pittsburgh, saying momentum is on his side. >> these last months of our campaign have seen the gathering of strength of a real movement across this country. >> yes, sir! >> it's evident in the size of these crowds. >> reporter: and the first election results are in. >> this has never happened before in dixville. we have a tie. >> reporter: dixville notch gave 5 votes to each, president obama and mitt romney. it's the first town in the nation to vote. and we just received word that mitt romney and ann romney have cast their ballots as he was leaving the polling place someone asked him, who did you vote for? his response, i think you know. reporting live in boston, i'm randall pinkston. back to you. >> i think we all know. all right. randall pinkston in boston, thank you.
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vice president joe biden and his wife jill cast their ballots early this morning just after polls opened in delaware. biden is expected to head to chicago later to await the election results with president obama. often overshadowed by the race for the white house the battle over control of the u.s. senate. democrats currently hold a 51- 47 edge over republicans with two independents caucusing with the democrats. the races to watch include massachusetts where polls show republican incumbent scott brown in a close race with democrat elizabeth warren. in missouri, democratic incumbent claire mccaskill faces a tough challenge from republican richard mourdock despite his controversial comments about rape. in all, 33 senate seats are up for grabs with races in several states that can go either way. closer to home now it's less than an hour before the polls open up here in california. but many people have already voted. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is at the alameda county
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registrar's office with more. >> reporter: we spoke with the registrar of voters just half hour ago, who says they have been ready. they actually came here about 5:00 this morning. normally 26 people work in the office but they are adding about 200 more to deal with possible crowds today. as you mentioned polls will open in about less than an hour. but thousands or hundreds of thousands of bay area voters have already turned in their ballots. here at the alameda county courthouse, the registrar says they saw thousands of early voters in the past few days and they are prepared for the big crowds today. [ pause ] >> reporter: if you have voted before and your name is on the roster, you won't need an id. but if this is your first time and you are registered by mail without your californiaism d or don't have the last four digits of your social security number you may need a photo i.d., paycheck our utility bill.
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poll workers will be on hand to help you. and another thing we wanted to note that the registrar brought up is if you have one of these mail-in ballots still on hand, you actually cannot mail them in today. it is too late. you do want to bring that to a polling location or here at the courthouse. live in oakland, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> thank you. let's check the weather. lots of people are going to be out there getting out the vote. at least it's great weather. >> heading to the polling booths in shorts and t-shirts. lots of sunshine as temperatures will make records toward the afternoon. a nice start to the day. we have mostly clear skies around the bay area. the one exception a couple of patches of ground fog in the north bay. temperatures all over the match. we have chilly 40s into santa rosa and also fairfield. but 61 already in san francisco. and 60 in pacifica. this afternoon, high pressure brings you one more day of some heat and then big changes after this low begins to drop in toward the coastline. so yeah, we could see a few more possible records outside.
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here are some records set on this date. we may eclipse that in redwood city and also san jose. both checking in about 81 degrees. if that happens those will be records. otherwise it will get close but still, nice and warm all around the bay area. elizabeth? >> no matter what a nice fall day. thanks, lawrence. take you out live towards the bay bridge toll plaza. the metering lights are on now. so now we have delays in the cash and fast track lanes and already backing up beyond that first overcrossing. so yeah, didn't take long for things to jam up here. otherwise, looks pretty good across the upper deck. let's check in with mobile5. we have our a.c. transit mobile5 camera and you can see we put a camera on the front of an a.c. transit bus and right now they are driving across the upper deck of the bridge. traffic so far at the limit past the incline. elsewhere, we have cameras all over the bay area. here's one if you are heading towards the lower deck of the bay bridge. this is a live look approaching the skyway eastbound 80 near sixth. everything looks free and clear in the eastbound lanes. otherwise drive times westbound
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580, brake lights in livermore approaching vasco road. slow and go from the altamont pass to the dublin interchange. the nimitz and westbound 24 through the caldecott tunnel so far look good. that is "timesaver traffic." back to you guys. >> thank you. one of the most contentious statewide issues in california is prop 30. governor brown's plan for temporaryta, hikes to reduce the state deficit -- temporary tax hikes to reduce the state's deficit. elissa harrington reports from the newsroom. >> reporter: this is one we'll follow closely because the fate of prop 30 is up in the air this morning. an "l.a. times" poll shows support at 46%. but it needs majority to pass. governor brown has spent the last few days making a final push traveling up and down the state holding rallies, visiting phone banks and reaching out through social media to try and get more votes. here he is in san francisco yesterday. >> keep the california dream alive. yes on 30. thanks! [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: proposition 30
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calls for a 7-year hike on income taxes for those who earn more than a quarter million dollars per year. it would also raise the state sales tax by a quarter cent for four years. it would bring in an estimated $6 billion a year. if prop 30 loses it would trigger automatic deep spending cuts to k through 12 schools, community colleges and state universities. >> $27 billion of red ink. that was the debt. and we have cut -- we have slashed -- we've -- i mean, it's amazing! >> reporter: the governor mentioned a doomsday scenario. do you see that happening if it doesn't pass? >> i -- i'm not going to predict doom for this state because i just will never do that. but i think it could be a very rough go. >> that was senator dianne feinstein rallying beside brown. >> reporter: governor brown has also been concerned about rival proposition 38 also designed to get funding for education. prop 38 includes tax hikes on a sliding scale. if both propositions pass the
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one with the most yes votes would actually win out. prop 30 is showing a much stronger standing in the polls. in the newsroom, elissa harrington, cbs 5. >> thank you. another measure on the statewide ballot is literally a life-or-death situation. prop 34 would repeal capital punishment. if it passes life in prison without parole would replace the death penalty as the maximum punishment in california. prop 36 is another crime and punishment measure. it would revise california's "three strikes" law to impose a life sentence only when the third felony convicts is for a serious or violent crime. other statewide propositions include 32 which calls for more restrictions on political contributions by labor unions. they would not be able to use money from members' payroll deductions. >> and prop 37 has to do with the food you eat. it would require companies to put special labels on raw or processed foods that are made from genetically all theerred plants or animals. and you can stay with cbs 5
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for the up-to-the-minute campaign 2012 results. special live coverage begins this afternoon at 4:00. we will also stream results live on cbssf.com. time now is 6:10. the silence ends. could a deal be in the works to end the nhl lockout? >> plus a principal knew about sexual abuse, didn't report it. what will happen to her now that the jury found her guilty. >> just what the east coast needs another big storm gets ready to wreak havoc. >> closed captioning brought to you by sleep train, saluting our nation's veterans! this is hayden. that's elizabeth. and that's skyler... and his mom, nancy. they're just a few of the californians who took it on themselves to send you a message
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about what they need to restore years of cuts to their schools. prop thirty-eight. thirty-eight raises billions in new revenue - bypasses sacramento and sends every k through 12 dollar straight to our local schools... every school. for them. for all of us.
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hall. polls are set to open in the city and all over california in about half an hour. voters will a live look at san francisco city hall. you can hear the power washer, as well. the polls are set to open in the city and all over
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california in about half hour. voters will make their decisions on various state propositions. mitt romney has voted in the presidential election. ice wife was at his side tuesday morning. they vote in belmont, massachusetts. the republican presidential candidate will return to boston tonight for an election day reception at the boston convention center. asked who he voted for, he said, i think you know. >> i think we all know. >> on the road for 500 days so probably can't wait. election officials though in new jersey and new york are taking steps to make sure everyone can vote despite some challenges created by that storm sandy. both states are allowing people to cast ballots at any polling place. there are shuttling to get people to the polls. and ballots have been sent to emergency shelters. >> the weather is about to turn bad again in areas hit by sandy
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last week. a nor'easter is expected to hit new york and new jersey tomorrow. there could be heavy rain and winds gusting to 60 miles an hour. and that within a problem for crews trying to restore power to a million homes and businesses. and more flooding is likely along the coast. it's so heartbreaking to hear that because these guys need a break. >> lawrence has a little measure of good news because it looks like it might stay offshore a little bit? >> the core of the low may stay a little further off the coastline so hopefully they won't get hit with the brunt of the winds. but cold air will bring snow. so tough going on the eastern seaboard. out west, high pressure dominating our weather. mostly clear start although we are seeing some patchy fog in the north bay and then sunny around warm again as we'll see some records around the bay area at least in a few spots maybe not quite as warm as yesterday. but after that some major changes coming in our direction. high pressure holding on for one more day but you can see this low developing in the gulf of alaska that will move in
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closer as we head into tomorrow. today though will be exceptional. a sea breeeze kicking in so so much for that offshore flow. looks like tonight that sea breeze brings in more low clouds and fog along the coastline. and some much cooler temperatures for tomorrow. flying out of sfo or expecting somebody in easy-going weather- wise. lots of sunshine and clear. around the country not bad in houston, 75, sunny. 72 denver. showers in chicago and 45. chilly but clear in new york. around the bay temperatures well above the average. 81 degrees expected in san jose. that can be a record if we hit that temperature. 75 in half moon bay, 77 hayward. 80s in the valleys. 81 in the napa valley. about 84 in pleasanton. and 83 in livermore. north bay looking at 80 degrees in santa rosa, 81 sonoma and about 77 degrees in san
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francisco. next couple of days we change things. by thursday and friday a chance of scattered showers around the bay area and cold enough we could see a dusting of of snow in the mountains. things turn dry toward saturday and sunday. warm he weather expected then, too. it's going to feel different around here. on the roads this morning we have an accident on the upper deck of the bay bridge. sounds like a smaller fender- bender. it's a hit-and-run near treasure island. and apparently at this point still blocking one lane so bridge crews are aware of it. likely they are cycling through the metering lights a little slower than normal so we have delays behind the pay gates and it's growing beyond that first overcrossing. it looks like it's already pushing beyond the 880 overcrossing so yeah, already a good sized wait to get on the span. and then it's a tight squeeze up that incline until you get past treasure island. then things improve into the city. elsewhere more live traffic cameras. here's a live look across the golden gate bridge. no issues across the span.
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if you are commuting through san rafael, here's a live look at 101 and 580. so far the marin county trip is a nice one. slowing down the eastshore freeway, that's new in the last few minutes. drive time 25 minutes now from the carquinez bridge to the maze. so that is in the yellow. also brake lights through livermore that's why you see that drive time 24 minutes from the altamont pass to the dublin interchange. but things still look great up the nimitz and westbound 24 if your commute takes you through the caldecott tunnel. elsewhere along the peninsula, an early-morning flight to cash over by sfo, no delays right now on 101. 280 looks okay. so again these are live drive time sensors showing you the current traffic conditions on your major roads, guadalupe parkway, 280 through downtown san jose, 101 we have a few brake lights but nothing big right now. just your usual slowdowns. so your usual commute across the south bay. traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. back to you guys.
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>> thank you. new this morning, an arson arrest down in san jose. investigators say mental illness apparently played a role in a house fire that caught fire early this morning. a man is accused of setting fire to his home shortly before 3:00. there were no injuries. the cause of the fire is unknown. a former bay area elementary school principal has been found guilty of failing to report suspected sexual abuse. lyn vijkayendran was principal at o.b. whaley elementary school last year when an 8-year-old girl gave her vivid details about an incident involving a teacher. a jury found vijkayendran guilty and the judge sentenced her to two years' probation and community service. after sentencing, jurors had strong words for the former educator. >> she stuck her head in the sand when she should have been pulling the alarm. >> the teacher craig chandler is now charged with committing lewd acts against five children. he is in jail awaiting trial. that man accused of smashing the windshield of that muni bus after the giants world
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series win says he is sorry. 22-year-old gregory graniss is asking for forgiveness from the public who identified him after the social media manhunt. despite the apology he pled not guilty to two felony counts yesterday. he said he is ashamed and hopes to make amends. after the windshield was smashed, other vandals set fire to the bus. 6:20. from gay marriage to the death penalty, controversial ballot measures could make history in several statements. our election day coverage continues. >> but first, one successful half court shot in an nba game. ers that rare enough. but two is worthy of two plays of the day. coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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what a gorgeous start to the day. lots of sunshine coming our way again. chopper 5 checking out the golden gate bridge. temperatures outside amazing. 70s and 80s again. big changes coming. we'll talk about it coming up. >> and checking traffic conditions across the bay area. live look at the incline section of the bay bridge. look at that. it is a tight squeeze this morning heading towards treasure island. because of an accident westbound 80, right before the tunnel. we'll have more commute details coming up in just a few minutes. >> thank you. a sliver of hope for hockey fans in san jose and throughout north america. negotiators for the players union and owners of the nhl resume talks today after day long negotiations saturday in new york. they are trying to reach an agreement to end the player lockout, which has already canceled about a quarter of the season and new year's day winter classic. they are playing basketball though. the warriors on the road in sacramento. game 4 for golden state. the kings were up by 16 in the third but of the warriors
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coming back. nice steal leading to a three. stephen curry got it. golden state within 5 but klay thompson and curry both missed shots in the last 10 seconds and warriors suffered their first road loss of the season. they are 2-2. 94-92 the final. we have two half court buzzer beaters. and they are tying for today's play of the day. it's kind of a double dish here. here's the miami heat's cole banking one in long distance into the quarter. he let's it fly. boom. got it. well, if one can do it how about another is end of the 3rd quarter, same game, this time it's the suns' shannon brown his version and that's a swish. not enough, though. phoenix beat by miami by 25 points. >> you say it's luck? >> from that, yeah. you have to have a little talent but, you know -- >> people come out of the stands to win cars to take those shots. 6:25. coming up out of the shadows what we're learning about an
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anonymous donor against prop 30. >> plus it's election day so who will run our country for the next four years? the voters will get their say. we have a live report from chicago. >> and polls will open up in the next half hour. we'll tell you how many bay area voters have already submitted their ballots and what you need to do if you still have that mail-in ballot coming up. ,,,, [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow. you guys have it easy.
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i'm still fired up but i got work to do. >> one more day, one more day to lead to greatness. >> this is it. the presidential candidates making their final pitch as the first election results roll in. >> it all comes down to you. >> this has never happened before in dixville. we have a tie. >> keep the california dream alive, yes on 30!
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thanks! >> the governor makes a last- minute push on his tax for education. >> the governor says if prop 30 fails, schools will get clobbered even more including a reduction of the school year by three weeks. >> authorities in new york and new jersey are getting ready for a nor'easter which is making its way toward the east coast. cleaning up and preparing for another storm. hurricane sandy's frustrated victims try to figure out how they will cast their votes. >> it's not being canceled. you can vote. go to your normal polling place. >> people don't know. he don't know what he do. right now we no have tv. >> from across the bay -- >> she stuck her head in the sand when she should have been pulling at large. >> -- to around the world, the stories that matter on "eyewitness news this morning." ♪ [ music ] >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning, it's tuesday, november 6, election day. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. it's finally here. it is 6:30. the polls open right here in california in just about a half hour. >> we have team coverage as today's voting is set to begin. kcbs radio's matt bigler is at the santa clara county
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registrar of voters in san jose. but first, we go to cbs 5's cate caugiran live at the alameda county registrar in oakland. >> reporter: good morning. the registrar has been here since 5:00 and they plan to be here until 2 a.m. of the it's going to be a long day. normally this office has about 26 employees but they have added an extra 200 just for this election. the polls open in about 30 minutes. but hundreds of thousands of bay area voters have already turned in their ballot. here at the alameda county courthouse the registrar says they saw thousands of early voters over the past couple of days and now they are prepared for the big crowd today. >> the polls will be busy. so if you are going to vote, first thing in the morning, after work, they are busier. if you can get out during the day that's better but also if you have a vote by mail ballot in alameda county over 50% of the people vote by mail, it's too late to put it in the mail.
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so please, don't do that. bring it to us at the courthouse in downtown oakland or go to any polling place in alameda county and drop it off. >> reporter: now, here's some tips we want to clarify. if you have voted before and your name is on the roster you won't need your identification. but if this is your first time and you're registered by mail without your california id or your last four digits of your social security number, then it's a good thing to have on hand that identification or paycheck or utility bill. we also want to let you know that poll workers will be on hand to help you find out what you need and where you need to go. the one thing that the registrar here wanted to emphasize if you do have one of these mail-in ballots, it's too late to mail it. you want to bring them to a polling location or another registrar's office. even here at the alameda county courthouse people asked us where the polling locations are so we have a couple of early voters this tuesday morning but i wonder what it's like in santa clara.
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that's where we find matt bigler. how's it looking? >> reporter: well, we have some drive-through voting going on this morning. people who have mail-in ballots are stopping by this what looks like a high bay area book box and dropping off their -- a library book box and dropping off their ballots. it's easy to do it if you're an absentee ballot voter. the registrar of voters of santa clara, how are things going? >> well so far. people are voting, it started at 5:30 a.m., dropping the ballots off. the polls open at 7:00 and everything is going well. >> reporter: how are you facilitating this drop-off voting mechanism? >> we have about five people per site to manage it and would normally have -- we have five people to take ballots to put in the box. >> reporter: if you're voting the old-fashioned way this morning, actually going to the polling place and casting your ballot, we understand that santa clara county has an app that you can download for iphone or android to help you find your polling place what can you tell us about that? >> one of the many questions
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we have on the election day is where do i vote? for the app we find your polling location to find out where you need to go and driving directions. if you are new to the county, you can get you driving or walking directions to the polling location. it's an easy app and beneficial for the voters. >> reporter: well, thank you. >> thank you. >> reporter: back to you guys. >> kcbs radio's matt bigler down in san jose, thank you. one of the biggest statewide issues in california of course you have heard the governor talk about it prop 30. that's right. that's governor brown's plan for temporary tax hikes to reduce the state deficit. >> keep the california dream alive. yes on 30. thanks. >> the governor held a campaign event yesterday in san francisco. prop 30 calls for a temporary hike on income taxes for those who earn more than a quarter million dollars per year and a temporary quarter cent sales tax hike. if prop 30 loses, it would
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trigger automatic spending cuts to education including community colleges and state universities. >> i have worked hard. i have told the truth. i have leveled with the people. when i ran for governor i said, i would ask the people if they wanted to raise tax, if they thought it was important. we're asking the people. and whatever they say, i'll carry it out. >> prop 30 opponents say it would go to the general fund and there is no idea how much would go to schools. there is a mystery behind $11 million donation to defeat prop 30 and support prop 32. the money came from the virginia based americans for job security and the arizona based center to protect patient rights. but the individuals behind the groups are still unknown. the groups' donors are other nonprofits and those individual contributors' names are secret. this issue may linger long after the election. bay area voters will decide on several high-profile
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measures. in san jose, measure d would raise the minimum wage for workers in the city up from $8 to $10 an hour. there would be later adjustments for inflation. measure e would increase the maximum number of gaming tables at the city's two casinos, the it's backed by bay 101. other local measures including taxes in soda in richmond a penny per ounce. it would be the first of its kind in the nation. berkeley voters will decide whether to approve a ban on sitting on sidewalks intended to keep homeless off the streets. over in alameda county, a tax on the ballot would supply funds to the oakland zoo for animal care and various upgrades. >> the weather is beautiful. so no excuses. >> if i were running for office i would win in a landslide. >> we'll see you in a week. >> in a couple of days maybe not. [ laughter ] today another gorgeous day outside. mostly clear skies around the
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bay area. how about that? over the bay this morning, looking good so far. you know what? that ridge of high pressure going to bring us one last day of possible record-breaking temperatures and then we'll start to cool things down. temperatures all over the map right now a chilly 47 with patchy fog. visibilities down to three- quarters of a mile in santa rosa. 60 in san francisco. and 56 degrees in oakland. high pressure dominating our weather the last couple of days. will do so for one more day. you can already see the storm system in the gulf of alaska going to be paying a visit. that will make major changes in the latter part of the week. temperatures could hit records today in places like redwood city and san jose. otherwise, it is just going to be gorgeous all the way to the coastline elizabeth. >> and let's go out live towards the dublin interchange. check out this camera. this is a live look at 680 near the flyover. we got a few brake lights on westbound 580. check the drive time of. it is almost a half hour now between the altamont pass and 680. so it is stop and go from 205
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out of tracecy this morning. the usual commute across the area. 15 minutes between 238 and the maze. let's get a quick look at the bay bridge toll plaza. we thought they cleared an accident approaching treasure island. it turns out it is still there still blocking the right lane. so unfortunately, we we also have a smaller a smaller fender- bender approaching the pay gates and between these two different accidents they are cycling through the metering lights slowly jammed solid through the macarthur maze. that is traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. back to you guys. >> thank you. the big issue today voting. picking the president for the next four years. >> that's right. president obama made a last- minute plea last night. >> after all the months of campaigning, after all the rallies, after the millions of dollars in ads, it all comes
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down to you. it's out of my hands. >> the president and mrs. obama flew to chicago last night. >> and cbs reporter bigad shaban is also in chicago tracking the president as the campaign winds down. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the president's return trip here to chicago comes after two days of campaigning at the battleground states of ohio, florida, colorado, new hampshire, wisconsin. but it was actually in iowa where he ended his tour with an emotional speech. it's unclear whether this one tear was from emotion or the cold of iowa. >> you know, i was watching last night and mrs. obama she said it was emotional for the two because this is their last campaign rally together on that stage. so she said it was an emotional night. now, we do know there was some
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star power there last night, as well. >> reporter: yeah. as you mentioned, first the significance of iowa for the president politically and emotionally as you mentioned, this is where his presidential career essentially started off. it was back in 2008 where that state essentially helped him secure the democratic nomination after those leadoff caucuses when he was facing hillary clinton. but back in iowa yesterday, you're right, did he have some star power. -- he did have some star power. bruce springsteen went with the president all day along on the ride on air force one and performed at several campaign symptoms along the way and rapper jay-z also joined the president. in any event, he helped introduce them in columbus as well as perform a song although he change the lyrics to his song. 99 problems and mitt ain't one. back to you guys. >> thank you. we know he spent his last night in iowa. why is that so important? where will the president be tonight? >> reporter: you know, we were sort of talking earlier just
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about the significance of iowa really for him it's where everything started off with that initial support at the last election that helped spur his career or his campaign rather and get little to the position where he is now. in terms of what the president hopes to do today, in his election day tradition that he hopes to continue here, he actually is planning on picking up a game of basketball with friends and some campaign aides. he hopes to sort of have a good luck charm that worked well for him in the past and there is a possibility he may try to visit some of his volunteer centers here in chicago to thank the people that have been working so hard for his campaign. >> it's been a long campaign for both candidates. they deserve a rest today. they can just watch it all unfold tonight. bigad shaban live in chicago, thank you. how about mitt romney? he also voted a little earlier this morning. the republican challenger and his wife cast their votes at belmont, massachusetts. less than an hour ago. campaigning is not over for mr. romney though. he plans to rally supporters in cleveland and pittsburgh today.
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yesterday in new hampshire, romney said momentum is on his side. >> we're having some trouble with our audio there but romney will be back in massachusetts for the results tonight. meanwhile, the nation's first votes are in. dixville notch in new hampshire gave five votes each for the president and mitt romney. >> never happened before. >> yup. >> a tie. stay with cbs 5 for the up- to-the-minute campaign 2012 results. special live coverage by the way begins this afternoon at 4:00 and we will also stream results live on cbssf.com. time now is 6:42. need help sorting out all the ballot measures? brian cooley will show us there's a lot of apps for that. >> powerless and homeless. hour folks on the east coast may still vote. this is story of sam, who made an unexpected arrival. [ woman ] he was 4 months early, weighing 1 pound, 12 ounces. [ female announcer ] fortunately, sam was born
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but technology is making everything easier, from fing your polling pla welcome back. 6:46. election day can be overwhelming but technology is making everything a little bit easier and more convenient from finding your polling place to follows the results. cnet editor-at-large brian cooley is here to show us some free apps. we want you to tune in to watch us at 4:00 today but just in case. >> when you're on the go and can't get in front of the television the apps are handy. so let me show you, these are all free. one is called voter hub and this is going to be a great way for you to find out a lot of information like the name says where you would go to vote, what's on the ballot. it runs on ios, android and windows phones. so of you have it covered everywhere. none of what i'm showing you runs on blackberry. >> so if you are saying the east bay, you are going to voter hub. >> you can find out your polling place and all kinds of information around -- sort of
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like a survival kit of voting, where you have to go and what you will find when you go there. after you do that, let's say you don't even have a phone that will run apps. let's say you have a simple phone. call 866-our-vote -- using that voice system you can find out where your polling place is. interrer active voice system. so real simple if you don't know where to go. this will help you get there. and free. not even an app. for results later on tonight, if you are not able to get in front of cbs 5, then we like the cbs news and cnn apps both outstanding in terms of following results and getting them realtime. and the last one that's interesting is called settle it. it's an app that will let you figure out what the candidates really did and stood for and what their decisions were in their recent political history. they are all of us say i did this and that. you never know which is true. this may settle those bar bets. no did he this or that when he was in college or what have you. >> it's a factfinding of sorts about the backgrounds of the candidates. >> are there more apps?
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>> reporter: there are dozens. there are so many out there, but we like these because they are free. they work really well and they are available on the major platforms. >> all right. brian cooley, thank you very much. for more go to cbssf.com/mornings. we are going to take a live look out in wisconsin where paul ryan is putting his vote in. we did see mitt romney earlier in belmont, massachusetts. but, of course, this is the vice-presidential candidate putting his vote in with his family apparently. apple doesn't have as big a share of the tablet market as it used to have. here now is jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com with more. >> reporter: good morning. apple still does command a healthy lead in the tablet market but we are seeing some companies online with new tablets that its share has dwindled. according to idc in the 3rd quarter apple took 50% of the market compared to 65% in the
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2nd quarter at 60% a year earlier. two companies that really surged forward were samsung, going from 6.5% share a year ago to 18% with a galaxy tab and amazon with the kindle fire didn't have that out a year ago and that took 9% of overall sales in the 3rd quarter. apple still sold three million more tablets in the 3rd quarter compared it a year earlier. but overall tablet sales went up 50% to 28 million in the quarter. another sign of rebounding housing market. prices on average in september were up 5% from the year earlier. biggest year over year increase since 2006. prices declined after increases marketing the end. summer home buying season. market off to a positive start on this election day. let's take a look at the numbers. the dow is up 64 points. s&p up 5. back to you.
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>> thank you. jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com, thank you. and time now for a look at what's coming up later on "cbs this morning." >> norah o'donnell joins us live from new york on a very busy morning i would imagine. good morning. >> reporter: hey, good morning to you, frank and michelle. that's right. it's election day. finally. we are with the candidates and in the state that is will decide the next president. also we have an inside look at how both campaigns are rushing to get their supporters to the polls. we'll talk to newt gingrich, hailey barbour, howard dean, didi meyers and senior advisers to both campaigns plus our political director john dickerson is here with his map to update all the ways to win when we see you at 7:00. >> you have the a team in today. >> reporter: we do. >> all right. >> reporter: we hope you'll watching us tonight too on cbs. >> of course. and right here on cbs 5, as well. it all starts at 7:00, norah, thanks. have a great show. it's a challenging day for election officials in new york and new jersey. >> sure is. they are trying to make sure
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victims of superstorm sandy are all able to vote. people in both states are being allowed to cast ballots at any polling place in their states. ballots have been distributed to some of the emergency shelters, as well. and shuttle buses are taking people to polling places. so whatever they can do to get folks that have been hit hard by the storm. >> no kidding. it's 6:51. let's check the weather here. looking nice. >> gorgeous weather around the bay area. record-breaking temperatures yesterday. i think we'll see a few records again today as high pressure sits overhead. lots of sunshine as we look to our mount vaca cam right now. maybe patchy ground fog into the central valley. patchy fog in the north bay. sunshine, temperatures well above the average this afternoon but enjoy it. there are some major changes coming in our direction. high pressure holding on for one last day but you already see the storm system developing in the gulf of alaska. that's going to be sweeping in closer as we head in toward tomorrow but today, another day of some possible record-
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breaking temperatures by the afternoon. lots of sunshine all day long and then the computer models starting to see that sea breeze kick in and then here come the low clouds and fog overnight tonight in toward tomorrow morning. and some much cooler temperatures. highs around the state good, nice travel day 79 degrees in sacramento, 86 and sunny in fresno and a beautiful 78 degrees into monterey bay. temperatures warming up into the 80s in the south bay today. 80 degrees in milpitas. 81 in san jose. that will be a record if they hit that number. 82 in palo alto. and about 75 degrees in half moon bay. east bay temperatures running up into the 80s once again maybe a high as 48 degrees in pleasanton and 81 in the napa valley. should be about 80 in sunny in santa rosa and 77 degrees in san francisco. so looking out over the next couple of days, looks like that ridge of high pressure finally breaks down tomorrow. much cooler temperatures kicking in with that sea breeze. but by thursday and friday, these temperatures really take a nosedive. chance of some scattered showers, we could even see a couple of snowflakes across the tops of our mountains so big changes in the works, elizabeth. >> i would call that a major
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change. >> yeah. >> major changes. all right. thanks, lawrence. let's go out live towards the bay inning were. we're closely watching the bay bridge this morning. just checked in with chp. the accident is still blocking the right lane near treasure island. not helping the commute for folks on the bay bridge heading towards san francisco. it's jammed solid through the macarthur maze. all the approaches are very backed up, as well. checking some alternate bridges around the abay area. the san mateo bridge looks great. this is the commute direction westbound 92. 14 minutes out of hayward over the high-rise off to the other side towards foster city. if you are heading towards the east bay no brake lights at all on eastbound 92. to our maps show you where else it's slow. westbound 580 obviously 23 miles per hour, that's one of our live drive time sensors. slow and go from 205 out of tracy all the way through livermore and approaching the dublin interchange. so that's one of our slow spots as well as highway 4 often slow at this time of the morning but you're seeing some red traffic sensors through antioch and out
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towards the pittsburg-bay point area in those westbound lanes. checking drive times for you, westbound 80 coming down the eastshore freeway. carquinez bridge to the maze. more than a half hour drive time now 32 minutes in those westbound lanes. but the super busy spot once again westbound 580 free and cheaper up the nimitz and 24 so far, so good heading out of orinda towards oakland through the macarthur maze. that's a check of your "timesaver traffic." your top stories after this break. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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polls today since they took advantage of early voting. >> mitt romney and his wife cast their ballots in massachusetts. they are going to ohio and pennsylvania before returning to boston tonight to watch results. >> voting is set to begin in just a few minutes across california. we're taking a live look now at santa clara county, registrar of voters. about a quarter of the roughly 800,000 people registered there have already voted by mail. today california voters are making a choice not only for president but also for u.s. senate and whether to approve various state propositions and there are a lot of them. >> there are. so on your agenda, lawrence, work, beach and voting. >> i already voted. so i'll drop that by the polling station. >> going to the beach? >> then i'm going straight to the beach to enjoy it. it was beautiful out there yesterday. another gorgeous day by the afternoon. chilly in spots. 46 degrees and patchy fog in santa rosa but 60 in san francisco this afternoon, back
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into the 70s and the 80s. maybe some records but big changes after that. showers maybe even a dusting of snow across our mountaintops. >> can't believe it when we have 80s today. thanks, lawrence. taking a live look outside nimitz through oakland, looks great all the way towards downtown past the coliseum. they finally cleared that accident at the bay bridge approaching treasure island. so now things are better up the incline. unfortunately behind the pay gates it is still stacked up for 20 to 25 minutes. all the way through the macarthur maze. mass transit on time. >> no excuses. get out and vote beautiful weather not too crazy on the roads. >> thanks for watching eyewitness news. your next local update is at 7:25. "cbs this morning" is coming up next. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com